On Sukkot, we are taught that there is only complete joy when everyone - including and especially the marginalized in our communities - is celebrating joyfully as well. Though all holidays share this ethos to an extent, Sukkot can draw our attention specifically to those who are housing insecure and regularly uprooted from their own temporary dwellings.
In this lesson students investigate the meaning and symbolism of the Arba Minim. The lesson includes class discussion questions and ideas for individual, creative activities.
The lesson was written for students in grades 6-8 but can be adapted for other levels.